UNSThe UPT International Partnership and Services (KLI), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, hosted a talkshow with the theme “Hello UKM: IISMA Mobility and Postgraduate Study” Monday (26/9/2022) at the Werkudara UPT Library Building UNS. The event aims to prepare UNS students who wish to choose Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) as their destination campus for the International Indonesia Student Mobility Award (IISMA) program, held by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) and continuing their Master studies at the UKM.

UPT KLI UNS Hosted Talkshow on the Ins-and-Out of Studies at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

This event invited two speakers, namely Prof. Dr. Mohd. Fuad Mat Jali as Honorary Professor of Geopolitical at UKM and Associate Professor Dr. Novel Anak Lyndon as the Chairman of the Social, Environmental, and Developmental Sustainability Research Center (SEEDS). This speech also invited Dian Cita Putri as moderator and Nadhifa Nurul Arsyarayni as host; both are IISMA Awardees at UKM.

The event was opened by the Coordinator of the Americas and Oceania Region, UPT KLI UNS, Feri Setyowibowo, Ph.D. He advised that students who want to continue their studies at the UKM or choose UKM as a destination for IISMA, from now on, must prepare themselves with English proficiency. “Grab the opportunity. Don’t wait any further. Prepare your English from now,” said Feri.

The first speaker, Prof. Mohd. Fuad Mat Jali, explains the material about the UKM profile and the facilities in it. UKM was first established in 1970. UKM is currently ranked 33rd in Asian University Rankings, 129 in QS World University Rankings, and 601-800 in THE World University Rankings. Further, Prof. Mohd. Fuad explained that there are five best academic areas in UKM. “The five best academic programs in UKM are Art and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Science and Medicine, Natural Science, and Social Science and Management,” explained Prof. Mohd. Fuad. UKM currently has 69 undergraduate programs and 481 postgraduate programs. Meanwhile, some of the facilities provided by UKM include a gymnasium, student service center, cafe, academic heritage museum, tennis court, futsal field, golf course, lake, and swimming pool.

UPT KLI UNS Hosted Talkshow on the Ins-and-Out of Studies at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

The following material was delivered by Associate Professor Dr. Novel Anak Lyndon on the introduction of the UKM campus, as well as the requirements for admission to the UKM postgraduate program. One of the requirements that must be met is that prospective postgraduate students must have at least a 6.0 IELTS score. “For IELTS scores, minimum 6.0. But don’t worry, if you haven’t met the minimum score and you are admitted to the UKM, there are English courses available provided,” he explained.

Aside from the material presented by the two speakers, there was an experience-sharing session from Dian, who was an IISMA Awardee in 2021, and Nadhifa, who is an IISMA Awardee in 2022, who will be deployed in October. After the material presentation and experience-sharing session, the event is concluded with a debriefing. Humas UNS

Reporter: Zalfaa Azalia Pursita
Editor: Dwi Hastuti

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